Healthy Snacks: The Pitta Sweet Tooth

Healthy Snacks: The Pitta Sweet Tooth

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Pittas should satisfy their sweet-tooth with a heart-healthy treat: a date, fresh or dried. Despite common misconception, the date is, in fact, a fruit, and is a great aid to digestion. Sweet and satisfyingly sticky, dates make a great addition to savory salads and...
6 Must-Have Foods In Your Daily Diet

6 Must-Have Foods In Your Daily Diet

Fri, Oct 24th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Make your daily diet healthy and balanced by adding some must-have food items. * Spinach: It is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Folate also increases blood flow to the nether...
Healthy Desserts: Caramelized Bananas

Healthy Desserts: Caramelized Bananas

Wed, Oct 22nd 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Bananas are a rich source of potassium and vitamin B6. Enhance their natural sweetness by serving them caramelized, with yogurt or ice cream. Ingredients: 2 medium-small firm bananas, peeled 1/2 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 cup dark rum, or...

Food Pyramid For Kids: Making Vegetables Fun

Wed, Oct 22nd 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Having a hard time getting the kids to eat their vegetables? Or maybe even an adult or two? Here are some tips: If they don’t like to eat them, have them drink them. Pour some vegetable juice over ice and add a straw, a cocktail umbrella or a stick of celery. They may...

Healthy Snacks For Kids: Baby Mousse Mud

Wed, Oct 22nd 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Baby mouse mud A carob and protein packed mousse for baby and you. one 12 oz organic Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, enriched with fiber, firm 1/2 cup roasted carob 1 large ripe organic banana 2 tbsp light agave 2 single drops vanilla creme Stevia liquid 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp...
Parenting QA: How To Get Baby To Try New Foods?

Parenting QA: How To Get Baby To Try New Foods?

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Nancy Masotto

Q: How do I encourage my baby to try new foods? A: Babies are so unique – some readily dive into new flavors and textures, others balk at the smallest changes.  First, be patient and persistent.  Babies need variety in their diets just like adults.  The first time you...
Parenting QA: Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding?

Parenting QA: Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding?

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Q: Are there any foods I should avoid while breastfeeding? A: First and foremost, if you are breastfeeding it’s important to eat a healthy, whole foods diet with plenty of protein, calories, and lots of water.  Beyond that, there are a few foods that could cause upset...
Turmeric: A Very Healthy Spice

Turmeric: A Very Healthy Spice

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Turmeric closely resembles it’s relative, ginger. It is probably best known as an ingredient in curries and mustard, and it gives both their yellow color. Turmeric has a warm, peppery, bitter flavor. The Chinese and Indians use turmeric as a spice and as an...

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